Operation Heart of the Home – Paint that kitchen!
True story – Jeremy and I picked out two paint colors. I looked at photos of the colors online. I compared day time to night time on the swatches. I taped the swatches up on every wall to see how it would change in different light. Jer liked one. I preferred the other. We decided to get sample cans and paint them on each wall to see how they dried and compared. I went to the store. I walked up to the counter with full intentions of buying two sample cans….and then bought one gallon of my color…brought it home and painted the kitchen.
Thankfully – Jer didn’t kill me for being on the ladder. Thankfully – I also didn’t die from fear from being on the ladder or go into labor. Thankfully – I was right about the color. It. was. perfect. Predictable? Absolutely. But perfect. And Jeremy wholeheartedly agreed. #pregnantgirlsarealwaysright
The previous color (the one you see above right next to the trimwork was a grayish turquoise) is an enigma. I still don’t know the name because I never got it colormatched (I WILL ONE DAY I SWEAR ON BACON I WILL!).
Jer got home with one half of a wall to go…so he snapped some pictures of my painting.
I use a short handle Purdy brush to cut in a few feet at a time and then used a mini roller. Usually I just whip out the trusty old regular roller but I had such small surface area (A TON of cutting in but relatively little wall space)…that it worked for me to use a mini.
See those white knuckles?! Yeah. I smile when I am uncomfortable. I laugh in awkward situations. I’m that girl…and believe me, standing on the counter was the last place I wanted my nine month pregnant body to be. And yes, I got an hour long lecture about getting up on a ladder while carrying his child from Jeremy. And yes, I may have thrown in an eyeroll just to prove I still got a New Jersey ‘tude with a ‘whatev G’ for good measure.
This is after one coat….beautiful, no?!
Will missed something under the table. He’s never gonna bring home the moolah if he doesn’t start paying attention to details…geesh.
And because I am a sucker for before and afters – here is the paint color before…
and during (a whole lotta overspray going on)…
and after! (ok ok, there is a lot more after to do…but the paint is up and looks fabulous to me so that’s what counts)
And the before & after of the eat-in kitchen area…
Oh and by the way – the color is Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan. I color matched it to Lowe’s Valspar eggshell paint and love the color. Sometimes it looks a little more blue, sometimes a little more green, sometimes just a pure and simple gray….it’s exactly what I wanted.
p.s. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. I need your prayers. I’m such an emotional rollercoaster right now and am so glad to have you well-wishers and prayer warriors behind us. I do plan on posting pics on Instagram for labor/birth updates….be warned – I’ll save the first newborn photo for the blog just simply so my inlaws can see him…so if you want to hear all about that little event in my life called ‘removal of a human from my abdomen’ then you can follow me at @bowerpowerblog – and until then, a very tight virtual hug…